Another very important question in the Japanese company interview will be “Your Knowledge about the company”. Usually an interview will begin with you explaining what you know about the company. So before appearing for the interview, you should have done a proper research and accordingly you should give a brief summary of what you know about the company – for example: company history, products, customers, competitors, etc.
Alternatively, you may also be asked: “What does our company make? What kind of products are there?” etc.
Secondly: Why did you apply for this job?
Quite often an interviewer will want to ask why you have applied for the position. Generally, the question is in a fairly simple format. And it means “What is your purpose or motive to apply for this Job”
Shiboudouki o oshiete kudasai: Instead the interviewer could also possibly ask:
shiboudouki, oubo shita riyuu, ouboshita kikkake or shibouriyuu
These all have a similar meaning. Again, I would recommend that in your answer you highlight the experiences and skills that you have which fit the job role.
Another question they can ask what you would like to achieve if you gained this position. In order to answer you really need to know what this job is about and be able to provide a feasible possible target that you would like to aim for.
One of the main purposes of the interview is to find out about you. If you are currently employed, then they may ask about your current job. One question you may expect to hear is:
“Please tell us about your current job,”
This is an opportunity to highlight important skills that you have and the kind of work that you do. Be sure to talk about what you actually do in your current position, rather than just chatting about work in general.
Discuss the value you bring to your current employer. It is also a good opportunity to show how your experience matches the position you have applied for.